It’s an easy mistake to make. It shows how valuable it is to take references from a pre-filled list or from an alert (if that was correct). SotaGoat app can convert an alert into a spot, I use that if I’m posting the first spot. Alerts generally are not accepted without valid summit references, so we can usually rely on them and not need to re-type.
The Remington typewriter I used for club newsletters (cutting stencils and using a Gestetner duplicator to print the newsletter each month) did not have a numeral 1, so I had to use a lower case L. That was visually acceptable in those days (70s) but no good any more!
Was that the Golf-ball one or the daisy wheel one? I can remember our secretary at work cursing about having to keep swapping the print heads when typing up a report with maths symbols in it.
Also hearing “Brrrrrt - ping” from the daisy wheel version when underlining as the poor little arm broke off and flew across the room from being hammered at some incredible speed.
The one I played with was a Golf ball, same as the one showed in the title credits for Gerry Anderson’s “UFO” program. The feel to the keyboard was simply sublime. It appeared one day where I was working when there was some important letters to be printed and the Diabalo 630 daisy wheel turned up its toes. I really can’t remember after 40 years if it was linked via RS232 and used as a printer or if the young lady employed as secretary / PA just sat there and touch typed several tens of copies perfectly, copy after copy.
We all had a play with it later because we had just got a Toaster Mac (128k) and it had a brilliant keyboard and there were arguments over what had the best keyboard amongst all of us code monkeys. Universally agreed the Selectric was the best feel.
I recall that the operator’s console on the IBM mainframe my employer bought in 1974 actually had a golf ball print head. They were indeed the best touch keyboard available. A far cry from the second hand Remington I learned to type on. A great investment of time that was, I used that skill for punched cards in my early programming career (72-76), then for typing programs on green screen terminals (79-82), then on personal computers (from 86 until forever). And now the PC, laptop and ipad. None of the current keyboards have anything like the feel of the selectric.